Lotus is a perennial flowering aquatic herb found in fresh water. The flower is regarded as a symbol of purity and eternity. It has always been in folklore, religion and art in one or other form. It is many petalled flower which rises above several centimeters on thick stems above water. Lotus plant is among few species of plants that regulate the temperature of their flowers with in an optimal range to attract cold blooded insects for pollination. The leaves are water repellant. The stems are thick which bear flowers. The fruits are like pods containing ovoid seeds. Seeds are sweet edible commonly known as makhana in India. The rhizome is the source of lotus meal which is rich in starch. The flower comes from India and Vietnam and become the icon of these two countries. Every part of lotus plant offers many health benefits and has been used as a medicinal plant for 1500 years.
Diabetes is a common lifestyle health condition that majorly affects the blood sugar levels and insulin in the body. The pancreas is either not able to produce enough insulin or the body is unresponsive to it and can not use it properly. Many factors that cause diabetes, especially type-2 may include stress, heredity, excess weight sedentary lifestyle & inactivity. While this disease is incurable, one can manage it by following a healthy and balanced diet and engaging in exercises.
Since times immemorial Jeera has been an inseparable part of the Indian kitchen. Early ayurvedic literature gives ample importance to its medicinal value and even today it continues to benefit the mankind whichever way we use it, whether as a spice or as a herb. It is called 'jeeraka' in sanskrit & Cuminum cyminum scientifically and is commercially grown mostly in all parts of tropical India.
A spice is a seed, fruit, root bark or other plant substance primarily used for flavouring, coloring or preserving food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers or stem of plant. Many spices have antimicrobial properties. This may explain why spices are more commonly used in warmer climates when there more infectious diseases. Spices are used in many forms like as medicine, in religious rituals, cosmetics or perfume production or as a vegetable.
Bronchial asthma is a medical condition in which there is narrowing of lower airways resulting in difficulty in breathing and excess mucus production which adds to the problem and patient suffers from wheezing, cough chest tightness. The disease is chronic and interferes with daily working. It can affect any age or gender. As per recent survey more than 1 million cases of bronchial asthma are reported every year in India.
Skin and hair contribute immensely in human communication. Hair length colour and style play an important role in one's physical appearance and self perception. Premature graying of hair has significant adverse effects on the appearance & self esteem of an affected individual. It is often demarcated as the sign of old age and loss of health and vigor. It is a growing concern that today even kids as young as ten years old suffer from graying of hair and the percentage is increasing day by day.
Hyperacidity simply means an increased level of acid in the stomach. It is referred as Amla Pitta in Ayurveda. The aggravated Pitta impairs the digestive fire, leading to improper digestion of food and production of ama (toxins). This ama gets accumulated in the digestive channels and causes hyperacidity. It is one of the most common gastric problems faced by people.
Bowel movement is one of the most important activities in order to remove the unnecessary products from the body. However, in some cases bowel movement happens with more difficulty and people have to struggle with it. A lot of attempts turn out to be disastrous when the anus is torn and then it is called as Fissure in Ano . This affects the daily life seriously.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person has unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead him to engage in repetitive behaviours (compulsions). A person affected by OCD may realize that his obsessions are not reasonable and may try to ignore or stop them but he is driven to that behaviour that ultimately affects his life.
Woman is the most important part of the family and society. Besides, doing household chores, she is taking responsibility of society also and she is ever ready to do all the activities with complete dedication. But while struggling with her duties, she oftenly ignores her health and becomes prone to different diseases like hormonal imbalances, low back pain, cervical pain, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and many more. Therefore she must take care of her health and be aware about health issues. For that she has to be cautious about her diet. Here we bring some female friendly food that will take care of her health.